Tortuous iliac artery on right side: challenge for vascular access- a case report

Kumar, Naveen and Swamy, Ravindra S and Patil, Jyothsna and D’Souza, M and Shetty, Divakara S and Abhinitha, P (2014) Tortuous iliac artery on right side: challenge for vascular access- a case report. International Journal of Clinical and Surgical Advances, 2 (3). pp. 25-28. ISSN 2321-9351

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Increasing demand for minimally invasive surgical approaches is in requirement of technologically enhanced devices. Tortuousity of the vessel is one of the most dangerous variations causing high risk of trapping of the device or injury to the vessel during transluminal catheterization. We report here in a case of unilateral anatomical variation in the iliac artery, in which the right common iliac artery was looped and its external iliac branch had a kink at its commencement thus making it tortuous. Arterial cannulation in cardiac catheterization is preferably done through the femoral artery, which is in necessity of close attention as the cannulation is required to gain access through the tortuous external iliac artery. Also, in endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms, tortuous iliac arterial system may produce adverse affects of breakup of the device within the vessel and arterial trauma.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: External iliac artery; tortuous; common iliac artery; variation.
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2014 04:31
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2014 04:31

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